Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2003 02:26:25 GMT
From: Harvey White <>
Subject: Re: 9-3 2001 SE Radio won't come on with ignition question

On Sat, 15 Nov 2003 14:04:20 GMT, in you wrote: >Recently and for no apparent reason, the radio will not automatically come >on with the engine and needs to manually be turned on every time. Oddly, if >I leave my cell phone in the "in-car" kit, the radio will come back on as >long as the phone had not turned off. One could argue that I should not be >a lazy bum and just reach over, true but this seems to be a lost function. >The dealer is also as stumped as I am. I tried all the funky codes >(mute+power, wb+power, etc) but to no avail. The installers don't know what >to make of it either. Also note that when the phone would eventually power >down on its own, the radio would light up (turn on) and start playing. This >was kind of spooky as we would hear music inside the garage and wonder where >it came from. > >Anyone out there have any thoughts? The radio is looking for a signal on the plug in interface to tell it to go to telephone mode... Now when it does that, it *ought* to say something like "telephone active" or whatever... I'd pull the radio (you can get the cheap removal tools at autozone, etc). I'd also check the connection to the cell phone (the plugin kit connector in the back), I'd make sure that it is fastened tightly. Harvey > >Cheers, > >Spyder > >

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